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Greenlight Maine taking applications for Season 4 and its $100K prize

Staff |

Greenlight Maine, an entrepreneurial pitch contest offering a $100,000 prize, has announced a casting call for its fourth season, which will be videotaped July 16-24 at the Gracie Theater at Husson...

One entrepreneur's solution to womankind's 'three-bag-schlep' frustration

Renee Cordes |

Dianna Pozdniakov is a Lewiston-based entrepreneur on a mission to end womankind's "three-bag-schlep" with one functional yet stylish accessory.

International Kneading Conference relocates to KVCC campus

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The 12th annual Kneading Conference, a two-day summit for bakers, farmers and anyone who works in the grain industry, announced that this year’s event will relocate to the Kennebec Valley...

Mainebiz Food Insider: GrandyOats, Wicked Joe waking up granola with new product

Maureen Milliken |

Two Maine businesses known for their natural products, environmental awareness and business acumen have teamed up on a product that one says is “waking up” the granola category.

SBA Maine announces its 2018 award winners

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In addition to selecting Sea Bags LLC founder and President Beth Shissler and CEO Don Oakes as SBA's Maine Small Business Persons of the Year, the U.S. Small Business Administration named the...

MTI awards $6.7M in federal grants to six Maine startups


The Maine Technology Institute reported this week that six Maine companies have received Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer awards from various federal agencies...

Islesford boatbuilding program to expand, part of Maine marine education push

A partnership with Acadia National Park is allowing a nonprofit educational boatbuilding program to expand on the island of Islesford, off Mount Desert Island.

Popular Higgins Beach Market in Scarborough sells for $645K

Laurie Schreiber |

Higgins Beach Market — a seasonal roadside stop at 82 Spurwink Road in Scarborough that attracts beachgoers and locals alike — has been sold to Morgan and Elsa Schafer for $645,000.

Closures mark Maine's third nor'easter in two weeks


As Maine braces for the arrival of its third nor'easter in less than two weeks, schools, banks, most government offices and many businesses played it safe with early announcements that they would be...

New immigration policies could hit Downeast businesses hard

The Trump administration’s revocation of the federal Temporary Protected Status program, which allows migrants to stay in the United States when their home countries face violence or natural...